The fiddle/violin is a small stringed musical instrument which has a high pitch,
producing a brilliant sound.
The fiddle/violin has four strings, extending from G,
the lowest open string, upward nearly four octaves.
Sound is created by bringing a "bow" into contact with the strings.
Its four strings are stretched
over a high arched
bridge that permits the playing of one or two strings
at a time, as well as the nearly simultaneous sounding of three or
four as chords. The overall length of the fiddle/violin averages about
60 cm (2 feet). The instrument is held on the left side of the body, while the
right hand holds the bow. The wider end of the instrument
is placed between the player's left shoulder and chin, while the left
hand encircles its neck, the fingers stopping the strings to
produce the various pitches.
The fiddle/violin has 2
also known as sound holes.
are housed on the scroll which is located on the neck. The neck itself is made
separately and out of a harder wood then the
body of the instrument. On top of the neck lies the
The strings themselves run across the finger board, over the
bridge to the